Keepin It Gangsta – White Girl Style for the week of May 16

So, the other week when I posted news, I almost didn’t include the story about the burning body found in the dumpster, but it looks like that sitch was a little closer to home than I thought… Since this is an open blog entry I won’t post my cross streets… but those of you who know what they are know that’s awful close.  I’ve been walking Roxie frequently, and am seeing an increase of squad cars parked in my neighborhood, which is one that borders the Vistas (12th St. to 16th St from Southern to Roeser).  Last weekend, I saw a mobile command unit… I asked the office coming out,

Y’all setting up shop?

It was a long night.

You doin’ something about that over there?

He didn’t pretend not to know where or what I meant.  With a slight smile, he responds…

Could be.

Well… I think it’s sweet that they’re making an effort.

Now, I found this cute little tag on a myspace profile.  Perfect illustration of a Roosevelt Elementary/South Mountain High School education.

Vista Bloods is more thAn (not then) a gang it’s aN (not a) army.

In area news a little further from my casa… what I find interesting is that The Raven is within a mile from where this week’s shootings took place.  We have these popular tourist attractions right in the middle of all this mess, but still nobody seems to see.

Police find kidnapping victim in closet
The Arizona Republic Fri, 09 May 2008 7:32 AM PDT
Phoenix police rescued a kidnapping victim who was found tied up and gagged in a closet in south Phoenix.

PD: Man shoots ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend in south Phoenix
ABC 15 Phoenix Fri, 09 May 2008 5:58 PM PDT
A man shot his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend through a car window in south Phoenix on Friday afternoon. Police said the suspect pulled up to the side the car where the victim and his ex-girlfriend were inside, then started to fire shots.

Seven suspected smugglers arrested in rival’s death
Arizona Daily Star Sat, 10 May 2008 0:17 AM PDT
PHOENIX — Seven people believed to be immigrant smugglers were arrested in the investigation of another suspected human trafficker whose body was set afire in an alley in south Phoenix.

Golfing Arizona’s finest courses Sun, 11 May 2008 3:25 AM PDT
A golf trip is a worthy-vacation any time of year. But after a brutal winter in Milwaukee, the best time to hit the links in Arizona has to be late March. We reviewed Vistal Golf Club, The Raven at South Mountain, The Westin Kierland Golf Club and the TPC Scottsdale.

Apartment dweller shoots home invader
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix Wed, 14 May 2008 6:15 AM PDT
An overnight gunbattle at a south Phoenix apartment complex left one man dead and another in the hospital. Police Sgt. Joel Tranter said three men burst into an apartment at the Montana Apartments, near 36th Street and Baseline. The man who lived in the unit shot and killed one of the invaders.


Gunman knocks at door, kills south Phoenix man
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix Fri, 16 May 2008 9:30 AM PDT
A 45-year-old man was killed late Thursday when a gunman opened fire at Sterling Point Apartments at 38th Street and Baseline Road in Phoenix. The name of the victim was not released.


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